Category: Manufacturers

Bombardier’s 90-seat Q400 Gets Transport Canada Nod

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that its 90-passenger Q400 aircraft configuration has received its certification from Transport Canada, becoming the first in-production commercial turboprop in the world to reach that capacity. “With increasing growth in the number of passengers per departure in the turboprop market, we are excited to offer our customers a higher-capacity configuration and […]

First BelugaXL Successfully Completes Maiden Flight

The first of five BelugaXL aircraft to fly has landed at Toulouse-Blagnac, France local time after successfully completing its first flight lasting four hours and 11 minutes. The crew in the cockpit on board this flight comprised: Captain Christophe Cail, Co-Pilot Bernardo Saez-Benito Hernandez and Test-Flight Engineer Jean Michel Pin. Meanwhile, monitoring the aircraft systems […]

Mitsubishi Regional Jet: To Be Or Not To Be?

After the World War II, Japanese aerospace industry was totally cut off from creation and production of its own aircraft. Nevertheless, Japanese companies were among the main suppliers of various components for aircraft manufacturing corporations. This allowed them to gain useful and invaluable experience. In 2008, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) decided to return to the […]

Boeing Triumphs On The Territory Of Its Closest Rival

2017 Paris Airshow became the main focus of attention within the world of aviation last week. The 52nd show brought together all the industry’s players to show off and find out the latest technological innovations developed to enhance global aviation safety and improve the quality of services. This year’s show was rich in new aircraft, […]

NASA Completes Milestone Toward Quieter Supersonic X-Plane

NASA has achieved a significant milestone in its effort to make supersonic passenger jet travel over land a real possibility by completing the preliminary design review (PDR) of its Quiet Supersonic Transport or QueSST aircraft design. QueSST is the initial design stage of NASA’s planned Low Boom Flight Demonstration (LBFD) experimental airplane, otherwise known as […]

MC-21-300 Factory Tests Enter Second Stage

The flying prototype of Russia’s new Irkut MC-21-300 narrowbody airliner has completed the first stage of factory testing, OEM Irkut Corporation reports. The final, sixth flight as part of the first stage was performed on June 23. During the first phase the aircraft was tested for stability and controllability with different configurations of the wing […]

Spirit AeroSystems To Add 300 Jobs By Expanding Malaysia Plant

Spirit AeroSystems announced plans to expand its manufacturing operations in Subang, Malaysia, to accommodate increasing volumes of assembly work on aerostructure components for commercial airliners. Spirit AeroSystems is in the architectural and engineering planning stages to add a 50,000 square-foot manufacturing facility adjacent to other buildings on its campus in the Malaysia International Aerospace Centre […]

Results of the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget for Russia

Owing to the position of the French authorities, Russia has not brought any full-scale models of its military hardware to the Le Bourget international aerospace show. Despite this, Russian defense manufacturers actively participate in it. Russia is represented by Rosoboronexport, the United Aircraft Corporation, Russian Helicopters, Roscosmos, the United Engine Corporation and about a dozen […]

Is Chinese C919 Strong Enough To Be Internationally Acknowledged?

By introducing the C919 airliner to the public during its maiden flight on 5th May China made a brave step into the niche market of medium-haul aircraft. However, experts say that even despite possible dumping it will be difficult to compete with Boeing and Airbus. Entering the market The C919 developed by Commercial Aircraft Corp. […]

Embraer Forecasts 6,400 New 70- To 130-Seat Jets Globally By 2036

Embraer predicts 6,400 new 70- to 130-seat commercial jets will be delivered worldwide by 2036, valued at $300 billion, according to the Brazilian manufacturer’s new 2017 Market Outlook report. The overall number of projected deliveries shows a moderate uptick of 50 to-be-delivered jets from last year’s 20-year market forecast. The company said 63% of the […]